L’Amande French Bakery for decadent almond filled fun

January 28, 2015

L’Amande means the “almond” in French. Appropriately titled this because they love baking with almonds, this local French Bakery and bistro is making some of the best breads and croissants in the hood. L’Amande French Bakery, is the answer to your boredom with Le Pain Q…it’s a cozy neighborhood French bakery with the freshest handmade breads, pastries, espresso, cappuccino, sandwiches and salads.


Here is a little list of what you can find here…European-style artisan breads are carefully kneaded and baked fresh several times daily right before customer’s eyes:

Baguette à l’ancienne
Multigrain Baguette
Country Bread (sourdough)
Specialty Loaves (multigrain, raisin walnut, date pecan,
whole wheat, molasses)
Pain de Mie
Soft Milk Rolls
Les Baguettines (white, raisin walnut, multigrain)
Sticky Walnut Buns

Pure butter croissants
Chocolate Croissant
Almond Croissant
Pistachio Croissant
Hazelnut Chocolate Croissant
Raspberry Cream Cheese Croissant
Ham and Cheese Croissant
Feta Spinach Croissant
Portobello and Ham Croissant
Pain aux Raisins
Escargot aux Fruits
Apple and Almond Danish

Madeleines (vanilla, citron, almond, pistachio, maple)

Quiche Lorraine Tomato Quiche

Tarts, pies and more
Fresh Fruit Tart (raspberry, strawberry, mixed fruit)
Galette aux Pommes
Salted Caramel Chocolate Almond Pie
Truffle Pie
Almond Pie
Pistachio Pie
Hazelnut Pie
Lemon Tart
Swiss Walnut Pie
Apricot Almond Melbas
Date Walnut Melbas
Pistachio Cranberry Melbas
Pain d’Amande
Pure Butter Shortbread “à l’ancienne”
Chewy Oatmeal Cookies
Chocolate Chip Cookies
Handmade Honey Almond French Nougat

9530 S Santa Monica Blvd.,
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
 +1 (310) 734-8922 Open every day – 8 am to 6 pm info@lamandebakery.com




BONUAGE for stunning Valentine’s Day meringues, vanilla whipped cream and fresh fruits! Give or gobble…you cannot go wrong! xx

  • gluten free
  • kosher
  • very light
  • made with a french savoir faire.

Bonuage Store Address

8010 Melrose Avenue,
Los Angeles 90046

P: (310) 880 2065


H: Monday : Closed

Tuesday – Sunday : 10AM – 7:PM

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BSB GLOW FACIAL KIT a do-it-yourself professional spa quality facial

January 25, 2015

A do-it-yourself professional spa quality facial  What’s so great about gold? Aside from giving your skin an insane glow, it stimulates collagen and cell renewal. When you apply gold onto the skin, it instantly dissolves on the surface reflecting light while tiny particles seep in to protect against fine lines and discoloration.

Check it out here


Put your most gorgeous face forward with this DIY spa-grade home facial for glowing skin. Light exfoliation is followed by gold elixir and an application of gold leaves, leaving skin brilliantly illuminated. It feels amazing, is fun and the gold serum is the gift that keeps on giving even when you’ve used up your gold leaves!

Ideal for weddings, parties and other high-profile events.
This kit includes two applications; $45.
For a tutorial, click on this demonstration video here.

FLipbelt – Must have fitness gear for 2015

January 24, 2015

Why I love FlipBelt? It’s a fun, cool, one stop carry all for all my SHIT!  FlipBelt is designed to carry your on-the-go essentials without tying up your hands and it works. Not only is it awesome for hikes, walks, dashes to the gym…it’s great for a market run, so you’re hands-free for groceries, etc! Don’t forget a dog walk, or throwing a soccer ball around the park with the kids.  Can you say…less than $30?!!

Not to mention it comes in super fun neon colors!


FlipBelt Running & Workout Belt with 4 Pockets.
  • Includes 4 pockets for your phone, keys, gel packs, etc.
  • Slides right on and sits snug on your hips 4 easily accessible pockets let you tuck in your phone, keys, gel packs, credit cards and more.
  • Locks all your stuff into place when you flip the belt inward
  • No buckles to cause uncomfortable chafing.
  • Made of a moisture-wicking, anti-bacterial spandex-lycra blend, FlipBelt slides right on and sits snug on your hip. No bulk. No bounce.
  • FlipBelt is machine washable, fast drying, and its even made in the USA.
    To keep items secure, all you have to do is flip the belt inward. Now, everything you need while exercising fits right around your waist. Carry your must-haves around your waist and work out hands free!
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Valentine’s Day is Cupid’s time to sabotage your sugar-free goals with sugary crap and thoughtless sweets. Quest Nutrition has the perfect challenge for Cupid’s arrow with delicious protein packed recipe for Red Velvet Cake Pops. As you make know, I have a world class Quest Bar habit. I eat 3 day. I spend a weird amount of money on bulk boxes and have them shipped to my home from Amazon.  I am stoked about this pop recipe. Why? Because my kids are addicted to. I’m not sure if throwing Quest bars at 5 and 9 year olds is the healthiest breakfast, but it works. In fact, I have to hide my favorites (Oreo and now S’mores -OMG!!) from them or they’ll eat my stash. Yah, it’s weird around here.



Quest’s Red Velvet Cake Pops recipe is the reason you’ll tell that box of chocolates you’re seeing other desserts. This Quest creation allows you to fall in love all over again with red velvet cake. These rich, chocolaty cake bites are as beautiful as a bouquet of flowers and more delicious than your standard V-day treats.

Red Velvet Cake Pops:

Yields: 18 servings

Serving size: 1 cake pop

Prep time: 20 min

Cook time: 24 min



1⁄ 2 cup Quest Vanilla Milkshake Protein Powder

Double Chocolate Chunk Quest Bar

1⁄ 2 cup almond meal

1 1⁄ 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder

3 tablespoons zero-calorie sweetener

1⁄ 2 teaspoon baking soda

1⁄ 4 teaspoon salt

1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk

2 teaspoons vanilla extract

1⁄ 2 tablespoon red food coloring

Coconut cooking spray


1 scoop Quest Vanilla Milkshake Protein Powder

3 1⁄ 2 ounces reduced-fat cream cheese

1⁄ 4 cup zero-calorie sweetener

2 tablespoons reduced-fat sour cream

1⁄ 2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Chocolate Coating

6 ounces sugar-free milk or dark chocolate



  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • In a medium-sized microwave-safe bowl, heat unwrapped Double Chocolate Chunk Quest Bar for 10 seconds.
  • Using a rolling pin, roll the bar out to 1⁄4-inch thickness.
  • Bake for 4 minutes, or until bar is lightly crisped. Remove to cool.
  • Break the crisped bar into pieces, place in a mini blender, and process into a powder.
  • In a medium-size mixing bowl, add Quest Vanilla Milkshake Protein Powder, the powdered Double Chocolate Chunk Quest Bar, almond meal, cocoa powder, zero-calorie sweetener, baking soda, and salt, and mix well.
  • Add almond milk, vanilla extract, and red food coloring. Mix cake base until fully incorporated and batter is dark red.
  • Coat a 9-by-13-inch glass baking dish with nonstick cooking spray. Pour in batter.
  • Bake 18 to 20 minutes, or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean and cake is completely cooked and springy.
  • Remove and let cool.
  • Break the cake into small pieces, and place in a large mixing bowl.


  • In a medium-size bowl, add Quest Vanilla Milkshake Protein Powder, cream cheese, zero-calorie sweetener, sour cream, and vanilla extract.
  • Mix until smooth.


  • Add frosting to crumbled cake, and mix together until all frosting is incorporated.
  • Cover bowl with plastic wrap and place in freezer for 20 minutes.
  • Remove cake from freezer. Take a small amount of cake batter and form eighteen walnut-sized balls.
  • Break chocolate into even-size small pieces. Melt slowly over a double boiler or in a dry bowl that fits snuggly over a pot. (Water should not touch pot or bowl above it. Before placing pot on top, simmer water in pot on low heat, then turn off heat and place the dry bowl or pot with chocolate in it on top, and stir when chocolate starts to melt, until chocolate is shiny and smooth)
  • Once chocolate is ready, remove cake balls from fridge and carefully submerge each into melted chocolate. Gently tap the edge to remove excess. If chocolate begins to seize, simply return to double boiler. Place each pop on wax paper and insert lollipop sticks.
  • Chill for 10 minutes in freezer, or until chocolate hardens and creates a shell.

Nutrition Info:
Calories: 110
Protein: 7
Fat: 7
Net Carbs: 3
Fiber: 4

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